Kootenay

Experience Matters!

The Experience Matters! program offers short-term certificate and on-the-job training, work experience (with possible wage subsidies), employer matching, job placement, mentorship and coaching services. 


Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Disability supports
  • Work gear

Regional Districts:

  • All

Training Locations:

  • Based on participant needs

Contact:

Bowman Employment Services Inc., email or 1-877-866-3100

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Hospital and Home Care Support Worker Training for Mature Workers

This program prepares participants for careers in the health care industry. It includes short-term certificate and computer skills training, financial literacy workshops, Indigenous cultural components and work experience (with possible wage subsidies).


Financial supports may include:

  • Transportation
  • Refreshments
  • Work gear
  • Disability supports

Regional Districts:

  • Kootenay Boundary Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Grand Forks
  • Trail

Contact:

Greater Trail Community Skills Centre, email or 250-368-6360 (216)

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Community Outreach Training for Mature Workers

This program includes short-term certificate training, financial literacy workshops, Indigenous cultural components, computer boot camp and work experience as a community outreach worker (with possible wage subsidies).


Financial supports may include:

  • Transportation
  • Refreshments
  • Work gear
  • Disability supports

Regional Districts:

  • Kootenay Boundary Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Grand Forks
  • Trail

Contact:

Greater Trail Community Skills Centre, email or 250-368-6360 (216)

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Security and Safety Training for Mature Workers

This program offers training in computer skills, basic security and short-term certificates. It also includes Indigenous cultural components and work experience in the field of safety and security (with possible wage subsidies).


Financial supports may include:

  • Transportation
  • Refreshments
  • Security worker licence fee
  • Work gear
  • Disability supports
  • Accommodation
  • Travel

Regional Districts:

  • Kootenay Boundary Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Grand Forks
  • Trail

Contact:

Greater Trail Community Skills Centre, email or 250-368-6360 (216)

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Encore

Participants in the Encore program attend a job skills workshop and then move on to one of three streams: occupational or skills training, on-the-job training (with a wage subsidy) or self-employment training. The program also includes Indigenous cultural components.


Financial supports may include:

  • Transportation
  • Training allowance

Regional Districts:

  • Central Kootenay Regional District
  • East Kootenay Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Cranbrook
  • Creston
  • Fernie
  • Invermere
  • Kimberley

Contact:

Kootenay Employment Services Society, email or 250-489-5117 (519)

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